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I’ve found an oral surgeon I like. How can I get a feel for the new doctor?

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Ask for an introductory appointment. When you meet your prospective surgeon, ask questions like:

  • Is surgery really necessary?
  • What kind of experience do you have?
  • What are some success stories and your failure rates?

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Who We Are.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find a good doctor.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find the right surgeon.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How Do You Judge Quality.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Who We Are.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find a good doctor.”

Consumer Reports: “How to find the right surgeon.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How Do You Judge Quality.”

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

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